spiny headed worm

spiny-headed worm

[spahy-nee-hed-id]
noun
any of a small group of endoparasites of the phylum Acanthocephala, as larvae parasitic in insects and crustaceans and as adults in various vertebrates.

Origin:
1945–50

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spiny-headed worm spin·y-head·ed worm (spī'nē-hěd'ĭd)
n.
See Acanthocephala.

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spiny-headed worm   (spī'nē-hěd'ĭd)  Pronunciation Key 
See acanthocephalan.
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